An investment in the public good

What does the future hold for art in the public space? Who or what is the public? And how do we understand the relationship between art and the public good?…

More and more, arts policy around the world is connecting place and people to innovation, education, health, and urban and regional development. At the same time, what we’ve long recognised as the public sphere is contracting, as journalism models fail, communities splinter, and political parties exploit change anxieties to foster cultural distrust. This makes the role of the arts more important that ever…

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IMAGE: Tony Albert, Yininmadyemi Thou Didst Let Fall, 2015. Hyde Park, Sydney. Photo by Paul Patterson, courtesy City of Sydney.